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METEOR’s search works in a similar way to other search engines. You can use keywords or terms to pull up related content. The below tips are specific to METEOR and will help you to find what you need.

Try searching using either a keyword, specific term or METEOR ID number.

METEOR ID search

If you’re a returning user and know an item’s METEOR ID, you can enter it in the search box. Clicking the search icon will take you straight to the item’s page.

Autocomplete

METEOR will automatically display suggestions for search terms as you’re typing. This predictive text will show you METEOR entries that exist for the topic you’re searching on. You don’t have to use any of these suggestions, but they may make your searching process faster and easier.

Pressing ‘tab’ will select the top suggestion. Otherwise, selecting from the list of suggestions will put the suggested search term into the search box. You can then click the search icon to find related content. Clicking anywhere on the search results will take you to the item’s page.

Spelling correction

METEOR will show search results with spelling correction. Misspelled terms can still be selected for search where relevant.

Dropdown options

The drop-down menus directly below the search text box allow you to limit the search results to any of the 18 content types in METEOR (see Learn about metadata to view the list), by item creation dates, and item revision dates.

Content types

Content types allow you to limit your search to various metadata building blocks and other topic or help content found in METEOR. See Learn about metadata to view a list of metadata item types that you can search in METEOR. Searching on Topic pages will give results from METEOR’s ‘non-metadata’ pages which explain metadata, how it is managed, how to use METEOR, and how to develop metadata.

Searching on Help will give results from all the pop-up information boxes that are linked to each metadata item. The Help search looks through all text from the METEOR Business Rules, which is accessed through the small ‘i’ icon used throughout the site.

Created date and Revision date

The Created and Revision date dropdown options limit your search to when an item was created or last revised. METEOR will search any time by default, or you can select or specify a custom period.

Custom search syntax

METEOR uses Lucene search syntax. This functionality can be useful to fine-tune your search results even more. Some of the commands include:

  1. Restrict search to the titles of items by using Name: Searchterm. Note that it has to be written exactly as Name, with the capital N. Using name will not work. It doesn’t matter if there’s a space around the colon or not.
  2. Force a second term to be included by using AND.
  3. Widen your search to include another option using the term OR.

For example, if you’re looking for something with the word ‘baby’ in the title you would use Name: baby. METEOR will also give you results for the plural of the search term, so if you search on ‘baby’ you will also get results for ‘babies’. If looking for something with two terms (‘baby’ and ‘admission’) you would use Name: baby AND admission.

Sort by

You can also display your search results with a range of options in the Sort by drop-down menu on the right. You can sort on Relevance, Most/Least Recently Created, Most/Least Recently Updated, and Alphabetically (A–Z and Z–A).

Clear

The Clear button resets the Search page.

Filtering search results

You can fine-tune your search results using the filters that appear in the left-hand menu after searching any term. These filters are dynamic and will only display options specific to your search term, for example, only registration authorities relating to your search term will be displayed. You can use multiple filters at once.

Some of the filters change depending on your role within METEOR. If you are using METEOR without an account, you can search on metadata item type, public registration statuses, METEOR ID, and registration authority. You are also able to compare two items.

If you are using METEOR without an account, you will not be able to save bookmarks for items you’re interested in. There are also some non-public registration statuses that you won’t be able to see.

If you wish to save bookmarks, you can sign up for a free METEOR account easily, just follow the Sign up now prompts after clicking on the Sign In button. If you have an account, you will also be able to subscribe to notifications about changes to specific items in METEOR.

If you are logged in to METEOR as a metadata developer, or any other official role, there are some additional search options. You will be able to restrict your search to the full range of registration status options, including non-public statuses. You will also be able to save bookmarks and subscribe to notifications about changes to items.

Each search result has a small ‘hamburger’ icon on the right . This gives you download links for the metadata item as a PDF or a Word document.


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Address—address line, text X[X(179)]

594217 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A composite of one or more standard address components, as represented by text.
Standard: Health, Indigenous, Early Childhood, Housing assistance

Address—address site name, text X[X(49)]

429252 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The official place name or culturally accepted common usage name for an address site, as represented by text.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Indigenous, Disability

Address—Australian postcode, Australian postcode code (Postcode datafile) {NNNN}

429894 | Data Element
The Australian numeric descriptor for a postal delivery area for an address.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability, Children and Families
Superseded: Early Childhood, Health, Homelessness, Indigenous, Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Address—complex road name, text X[X(44)]

429376 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The name of the road/thoroughfare of an address within a complex, as represented by text.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

Address—complex road number 1, road number XXXXXX

429268 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An alphanumeric identifier of an address, or the start number for a ranged address, in the road or thoroughfare within a complex.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

Address—complex road number 2, road number XXXXXX

429264 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An alphanumeric identifier for the last number for a ranged address in the road or thoroughfare in which a complex is located.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

Address—complex road type, code AA[AA]

429387 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An abbreviation used to distinguish the type of road or thoroughfare of an address within a complex.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

Address—geocode latitude, decimal degrees XN[N][.N(9)]

430445 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The geographic latitude of an address point on the earth, measured in decimal degrees north or south of the equator.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability

Address—geocode longitude, decimal degrees XN[NN][.N(9)]

430469 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The geographic longitude of an address point on the earth, measured in decimal degrees east or west of the Greenwich Meridian.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability

Address—level number, identifier X[XXXX]

429068 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A number, forming part of the address within a complex, used to identify a floor or level of a multi-storey building/sub-complex.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

Address—location descriptor, text X[X(49)]

430302 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A description of the location of an address relative to another physical site, as represented by text.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability

Address—lot number, identifier X[XXXXX]

429543 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The reference number, forming part of an address, allocated to a property for subdivision administration purposes prior to road numbering, as represented by an alphanumeric identifier.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability

Address—physical address indicator, yes/no code N

428950 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An indicator of whether an address reflects a geographical place, as represented by a code.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability

Address—postal delivery number, identifier X[X(10)]

430107 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An alphanumeric identifier, forming part of an address, used to identify the channel of postal delivery.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Health, Disability

Address—postal delivery service type identifier, code AA[A(9)]

430096 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An identifier, forming part of an address, for the channel of postal delivery, as represented by a code.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability, Health

Address—road name, text X[X(44)]

429747 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The name of the road or thoroughfare applicable to the address site or complex, as represented by text.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Indigenous, Disability

Address—road number 1, road number XXXXXX

429586 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An alphanumeric identifier for an address or start number in a ranged address in a road or thoroughfare.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability, Indigenous

Address—road number 2, road number XXXXXX

429594 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An alphanumeric identifier for the last number for a ranged address in the road or thoroughfare.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability, Indigenous

Address—road type, code AA[AA]

429840 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An abbreviation used to distinguish the type of road or thoroughfare applicable to the address site/complex.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Indigenous, Disability

Address—secondary complex name, text X[X(49)]

429404 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The name associated with a building or area within a complex site, which forms part of the address, as represented by text.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Disability

Address—sub-dwelling unit number, identifier X[X(6)]

429012 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
A numeric identifier used to distinguish an address within a building/sub-complex or marina.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Health, Housing assistance, Indigenous, Disability

Address—suburb/town/locality name, text X[X(45)]

429889 | Data Element
The name of the locality/suburb of the address, as represented by text.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Health, Tasmanian Health, Housing assistance, Homelessness, Indigenous, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice

Date—accuracy indicator, code AAA

294429 | Data Element | Standards Australia
An indicator of the accuracy of the components of a reported date, as represented by a code.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Disability

Person (name)—family name, text X[X(39)]

286953 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Standards Australia
That part of a name a person usually has in common with some other members of his/her family, as distinguished from his/her given names, as represented by text.
Superseded: Health, Community Services (retired)
Standard: Housing assistance, Tasmanian Health

Person (name)—given name, text X[X(39)]

287035 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Standards Australia
The person's identifying name within the family group or by which the person is socially identified, as represented by text.
Superseded: Health, Community Services (retired)
Standard: Housing assistance, Tasmanian Health

Person—age, total years N[NN]

303794 | Data Element | National Public Health Information Working Group
The age of the person in (completed) years at a specific point in time.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Indigenous, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—Australian state/territory identifier, code N

286919 | Data Element
The Australian state or territory where a person can be located, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness

Person—country of birth, code (SACC 2011) NNNN

459973 | Data Element
The country in which the person was born, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, Youth Justice
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, WA Health, Disability

Person—date of birth, DDMMYYYY

287007 | Data Element
The date of birth of the person, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health, WA Health, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Indigenous, Commonwealth Department of Health, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)
Recorded: Australian Teacher Workforce Data Oversight Board

Person—first language spoken, code (ASCL 2011) NN{NN}

460120 | Data Element
The language the person identifies as being the first language that they could understand to the extent of being able to conduct a conversation, as represented by a code.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability
Superseded: Homelessness

Person—Indigenous status, code N

602543 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Whether a person identifies as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin, as represented by a code.
Standard: Health, Disability, Tasmanian Health, Children and Families, Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Indigenous, Homelessness, Youth Justice
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Person—labour force status, code N

270112 | Data Element
The self reported status the person currently has in being either in the labour force (employed/unemployed) or not in the labour force, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Homelessness, Disability
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance

Person—letters of family name, text XXX

349481 | Data Element
The combination of 2nd, 3rd and 5th letters of a person's family name.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Health, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice

Person—letters of given name, text XX

349483 | Data Element
The combination of the 2nd and 3rd letters of a person's given name.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Health, Disability, Children and Families, Youth Justice

Person—main language other than English spoken at home, code (ASCL 2011) NN{NN}

460125 | Data Element
The language reported by a person as the main language other than English spoken by that person in his/her home (or most recent private residential setting occupied by the person) to communicate with other residents of the home or setting and regular visitors, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Homelessness, Children and Families
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability

Person—marital status, code N

291045 | Data Element
A person's current relationship status in terms of a couple relationship or, for those not in a couple relationship, the existence of a current or previous registered marriage, as represented by a code.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability
Qualified: Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

Person—occupation (main), code (ANZSCO 1st edition) N[NNN]{NN}

350899 | Data Element
The job in which the person is principally engaged, as represented by a code.
Standard: Health, Housing assistance
Superseded: Community Services (retired)

Person—preferred language, code (ASCL 2011) NN{NN}

460123 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The language (including sign language) most preferred by the person for communication, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Homelessness, Tasmanian Health
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance

Person—proficiency in spoken English, code N

270203 | Data Element
A person's self-assessed level of ability to speak English, as represented by a code.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Disability

Person—sex, code N

287316 | Data Element
The biological distinction between male and female, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Early Childhood, Homelessness, Indigenous, Youth Justice
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Disability, Children and Families
Retired: National Health Performance Authority (retired)

Person—year of first arrival in Australia, date YYYY

269929 | Data Element
The year a person (born outside of Australia) first arrived in Australia, from another country, with the intention of staying in Australia for one year or more.
Standard: Health, Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Homelessness, Disability

Record—linkage key, code 581 XXXXXDDMMYYYYN

349895 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
A key that enables two or more records belonging to the same individual to be brought together. It is represented by a code consisting of the second, third and fifth characters of a person’s family name, the second and third letters of the person’s given name, the day, month and year when the person was born and the sex of the person, concatenated in that order.
Standard: Community Services (retired), Housing assistance, Early Childhood, Disability
Superseded: Homelessness, Health

Service provider organisation—Australian state/territory identifier, code N

289083 | Data Element | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
An identifier of the Australian state or territory where an organisation or agency can be located, as represented by a code.
Superseded: Health, Indigenous
Standard: Community Services (retired), Early Childhood, Housing assistance

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